This is a full-day masterclass held at my studio in Margate, UK.
Over the course of the day, you will learn about the material qualities of clay bodies and explore the principles of blending different clay types.
By the end of the class you will have created a series of test pieces covering tone, texture and handling characteristics, ready to take and use as reference for your own practice.
The class is one-on-one so will cater for a range of levels of experience and along the way there’ll be time to talk clay and discuss techniques and approaches to all aspects of creating studio pottery.
Equipment, materials and lunch will be provided and firing can be arranged for work made during the day.
Once booked, you will be sent a voucher in the post to give as a gift or keep for yourself, with instructions to arrange a date to take the class.
A testimonial -
"My friend and I booked onto a clay blending workshop with Luke at his studio in Margate. It was a really full and informative day. When we arrived Luke explained what the aim of the session was, and what we should gain by the end of the day.
Using his beautiful work as a reference, Luke showed us how to combine different clay bodies/ add stains to achieve a wide variety of tones. Using the clay blends we had made, we threw sample pots that we were able to take home for reference in our own work. Luke provided us with a delicious lunch and we chatted about all things ceramic. He gave us lots of helpful tips and advice, as well as insight into his own process and sources for materials.
His passion for working with clay is clear, not only in the work he produces but also in the knowledge he was willing to share. I'm looking forward to applying what I've learnt and would definitely recommend the day to anyone looking to expand their skillset."